Facebook’s first president, on Facebook: 'God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains'

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 11/11/2017 01:04

“God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains,” Sean Parker said in the interview published Thursday.

With each like and comment, Facebook is “exploiting” human psychology on purpose to keep users hooked on a “social-validation feedback loop,” Parker said, adding that it is “exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/09/facebooks-first-president-on-facebook-god-only-knows-what-its-doing-to-our-childrens-brains/

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"God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," Sean Parker said in the interview published on Thursday.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/98751000/facebook-exploits-psychology-to-keep-users-hooked-says-sean-parker

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